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Username Post: Sheath for Ka-Bar WW2        (Topic#941177)
Rescue190
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11-02-14 03:19.36 - Post#2617614    





I am trying to confirm if this sheath is from WW2. The stales and stitching look correct but I thought there were not any USMC markings on sheaths made during WW2. Any information would be helpfull

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brianWE
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11-02-14 06:44.39 - Post#2617629    


    In response to Rescue190

You are correct.
It is a commemorative item. Probably from, the 80s or later. Possibly from a Case knife.
brianWE
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Daniel Nighteyes
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11-03-14 12:16.16 - Post#2617725    


    In response to brianWE

I agree on the "Commemorative" part. The ONLY WWII "USMC" sheath marks I have ever seen were (a) tiny, (b) included a "Boyt 43" mark, and (c) were always located high on the sheath, essentially between the belt slots.

A Globe-and-Anchor symbol ALWAYS signifies a postwar "commemorative" sheath.

Regards as always,

-- Nighteyes

Edited by Daniel Nighteyes on 11-03-14 12:19.26. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
sac troop
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11-03-14 13:21.10 - Post#2617731    


    In response to Rescue190

To complicate matters there have been some very convincing repro sheaths made in the recent past. I'm sure some of them have taken on some age by now.

http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/boy...

Oh and before I forget again. Welcome to the forum!!
 
Daniel Nighteyes
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11-04-14 03:57.47 - Post#2617753    


    In response to sac troop

  • sac troop Said:
To complicate matters there have been some very convincing repro sheaths made in the recent past. I'm sure some of them have taken on some age by now.

http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/boy...



Yep. One needs to be very careful...
 
Daniel Nighteyes
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11-04-14 04:04.07 - Post#2617754    


    In response to Daniel Nighteyes

  • Daniel Nighteyes Said:
The ONLY WWII "USMC" sheath marks I have ever seen were (a) tiny, (b) included a "Boyt 43" mark, and (c) were always located high on the sheath, essentially between the belt slots.



That wasn't an artful way to describe the location of the marking, so let me try again.

"... were always located high on the sheath, essentially behind the handle."
 


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